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Reflective Notes of Dermatopathology

This is a new area of DermpathPRO which allows members to share experiences and learning points from their practice. This tool can be used to help personal reflection on all types of CPD/ CME activities. It could be just a simple line you have identified in a text book that sorted the problem out or it could have been "saved by sectioning" or "saved by deepers", etc. Each reflection should be no more than 100 words. Please consider how your learning may impact on your practice (patient care and safety, colleagues, allied health professionals and organisational impact). Reflection should occur as soon as possible following the event, to be contemporaneous and meaningful.
Below is some further guidance:

Reflective writing is:

• your response to experiences, opinions, events or new information
• your response to thoughts and feelings
• a way of thinking to explore your learning
• a way of making meaning out of what you study
• a way to achieve clarity and better understanding of what you are learning
• an opportunity to gain self-knowledge
• a chance to develop and reinforce writing skills

Reflective writing is not:

• just conveying information, instruction or argument
• pure description, though there may be descriptive elements
• a straightforward decision or judgement (e.g. about whether something is right or wrong, good or bad)
• simple problem-solving
• a summary of course/conference notes
• a standard essay

In some countries you can obtain CME/ CPD points for reflective notes. Please refer you Association/ Colleges for guidance on the number of CPD/ CME points that can be claimed in respect of reflective learning.

For more information download: http://www.fph.org.uk/uploads/FPH Tips on Writing Effective Reflective Notes.pdf.

Reflective notes written by DermpathPRO members.

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